Shellfish Paella with Cauliflower Rice

Shellfish Paella with Cauliflower Rice

Print This Recipe The word Paella comes from the phrase, “para ella,” in Spanish this means “for her”. In the distant past in Spain, women and men ate separately. The men were served first with generous portions of poultry, sausage, seafood, and rice, and the women...
Almond, Tahini, and Date Cookies

Almond, Tahini, and Date Cookies

Print This Recipe These cookie ingredients provide wonderful flavors for a special occasion, such as a holiday or a birthday event. The combo of almonds, tahini, and dates are also rich in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin E, and calcium. At home, I use tahini...
Sautéed Fava Beans with Olive Oil and Garlic

Sautéed Fava Beans with Olive Oil and Garlic

Print This Recipe While traveling this summer in Spain and Portugal, fava beans were one of the most common vegetables we encountered in local markets, and they were often featured as a side dish in restaurants. Fava beans (also called faba beans or broad beans), are...
Should You Eat Figs?

Should You Eat Figs?

Print This Recipe There are over 600 species of fig plants that produce fruit across the planet—yet despite their diversity, they all have one thing in common—their fruit is naturally sweet, flavorful, and highly nutritious. Figs have a fairly short market life as...
Asturian White Bean Soup

Asturian White Bean Soup

Print This Recipe Large white beans are popular in Asturia, Spain, a northern region with an extensive coastline along the Bay of Biscay. They use local faba white beans, (the best beans are hand selected) but if you can’t find them easily, you can opt for large white...